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Greek Cucumber Salad

Three words that describe this salad: light, fresh, and delightful. Make this cucumber salad in about 15 minutes and serve it as a side dish at your next picnic.

Greek yogurt, cucumber and red onion salad recipe


Total time: 15 minutes

Makes 6 servings  



1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 ½ tsp. red wine vinegar

1 ½ tsp. dried oregano

2–3 English cucumbers, thinly sliced

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (full fat)

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 clove garlic, pressed

1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

fresh ground black pepper  


1. In a small bowl, combine the red onion, olive oil, vinegar, and oregano. Let the onions marinate at room temperature while preparing the rest of the salad.

2. Place the sliced cucumbers into a large salad bowl.

3. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt, black pepper and add to the cucumbers; then add marinated onions and toss well. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes before serving.     

Related: Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 142; Carbohydrates: 8 g; Protein: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 2.8 g; Sugars: 5 g; Dietary fiber: 0.6 g; Cholesterol: 8 mg; Sodium: 51 mg  

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Reference: “Greek Cucumber Salad.” Little Broken, 2017. Web. 17 Jun. 2019. <https://www.littlebroken.com/greek-cucumber-salad/#tasty-recipes-10730>  

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Sandy Patton

Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.